Made in Japan
Ogatsu-Suzuri ink stone
Size (H x W x D): 165mm × 105mm × 30mm / 6.5in x 4.25in x 1.25in
Weight: 1.1kg / 2.42lb
Shape: rectangle with slightly rounded corners
Material: gensho-seki stone (type of slate)
Finish: polished and smooth touch
**This ink stone is made-to-order. The production takes about 2-4 weeks to hand-shape from a raw stone.
*Using all natural material and handmade, each product has its own unique appearance. Delivered product may not be exactly per images on the website.
**Consultation is available. Let us know the usage, budget, and preference to suggest a best match. Any other questions are welcome. Please do not hesitate to contact us here at email@example.com .
600 YEARS OF HISTORY, STONE FROM 2-3 MILLION YEARS AGO
Ogatsu-Suzuri ink stone uses Ogatsu Stone from Ishinomaki City in Miyagi Prefecture where it was hit by the devastating earthquake and tsunami of 2011. The industry was left at a loss, however, every effort is made to keep the industry and pride of 600 years going. The beauty and attractiveness of Ogatsu Stone is its elegant natural pattern, onyx black color, and durability under intense condition. Because of the historical background and explicit characteristics, it is designated as Traditional Japanese Craft by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry.
Known as one of the four treasures of the study, generally, ink stone is used to grind sumi-ink stick to prepare for calligraphy writing. This piece of practical and tasteful tool can also be used for artifact or tray.